Families seeking information about childhood psychiatric and developmental disorders are invited to a community open house with experts from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado School of Medicine on Wednesday, Nov. 13, on the CU-Boulder campus.
Experts will address emerging research on early onset bipolar disorder, prevention of schizophrenia, postpartum depression, attention and behavior disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Each researcher also will describe their community services.
The event, “CU Community Open House: Behavioral Health Resources for Families,” is free and open to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Wolf Law Building, room 207.
A panel of five researchers from the CU-Boulder Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the CU School of Medicine will explain recent advances in their fields and local research conducted in their CU lab or clinic, as well as resources they offer to families.
The panel will include:
- Nomita Chhabildas, director of the Attention, Behavior and Learning Clinic at CU-Boulder [http://psych.colorado.edu/~clinical/raimy/child]
- Sona Dimidjian, director of the Center for Research, Evidence-based Services and Treatment (CREST) at CU-Boulder [http://psych-srv3.colorado.edu/~crest]
- Susan Hepburn, associate professor of psychiatry and director of research at JFK Partners at the CU School of Medicine [http://www.jfkpartners.org]
- Vijay Mittal, director of the Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment Research Program (ADAPT) at CU-Boulder [http://www.adaptprogram.com]
- Dawn Taylor, lead psychologist and project coordinator for the Colorado Family Project based at CU-Boulder [http://www.coloradobipolar.com]
Christopher Schneck, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the CU School of Medicine and principal investigator for the Colorado Family Project, will address the pros and cons of receiving services in a research setting.
“Many people don’t realize that free or low-cost evidence-based services are available through a variety of groups at the University of Colorado,” Taylor said. “We invite the public to join us for an evening with local experts and to learn more about the fascinating research taking place in our community and how these programs may benefit local families.”
The brief presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session and opportunities for attendees to speak individually with the presenters.
The Wolf Law Building is located at 2450 Kittredge Loop Road near the intersection of Baseline Road and Broadway. Parking in lots 402 and 470 is free after 5 p.m. For questions call 303-492-1668.
Dawn Taylor, CU-Boulder, 303-909-5853
Christopher Schneck, CU School of Medicine, 303-724-4984
Hannah Fletcher, Office for University Outreach, 303-492-3949